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Post 1 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 08:17
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Has anyone read that? Wow is all I can say! That is one of the worst articles I have ever seen them produce. Just terrible.
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Post 2 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 09:07
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On April 8, 2012 at 08:17, edizzle said...
Has anyone read that? Wow is all I can say! That is one of the worst articles I have ever seen them produce. Just terrible.

I dont go over to the dark side anymore...That stupid pop up ad just drives me nuts.....
Post 3 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 09:20
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wth, its an add for luxul
Post 4 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 09:25
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Why is every tech article there by a manufacturer?
Post 5 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 09:27
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It generates revenue.
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Post 6 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 09:40
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It is all about page views and ad clicks. I still...very rarely...go to their website and I always leave disappointed. Slower than molasses, more ad ridden than Times Square, sketchy content...yup, that's CE Pro.
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Post 7 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 10:17
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Watching DIY network show on Vanilla Ice Project: they had Jana on for a theater install. She explains that 3D projection loses half it's light so they were installing a silver screen to improve contrast.

Text explanation pops up saying "Contrast: the difference between black and white."

Manufacturers and marketing departments still pull the levers of our biz.
Post 8 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 10:42
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I don't usually go there but i just went and read it and yeah it's pretty bad. The way it's written makes for a pretty grueling read.
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Post 9 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 16:09
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What?


You don't believe and agree with everything you read at CEPro?
Post 10 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 17:03
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Complaining about an article in CEPro is like complaining about the food at McDonalds. What are you expecting?

Quality writing? Don't think so
Unbiased Articles? Yeah right!
On the pulse of the industry? ROFLMAO!!!!!

I've tried giving them a chance many times now and leave every time feeling nothing but major disappointment. Calling this an "article" is a slap in the face to all of us. It should be called what it is, an Advertisement.
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Post 11 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 19:33
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I've got to laugh. The premise of the article is: "Eliminating wireless access point hand-offs is the key to triggering delays and encountered in home and small office networks."

If they need an editor, I'm available. There are so many errors in that one sentence, I don't know how anyone could post it.

They seem to be like many of the "Trade Rags", that seem to reduce their real value each year, and move towards being an advertising portal. These places are going away, as many people begin to take their expertise and start writing articles that address real concerns in a valid way. I know a couple people who have left their jobs to blog full time about something they are passionate about.

I say that if you have good ideas for content, start a blog, and write up the content. There is money to be had if you can do so on a regular basis, and drive traffic to your site.
Post 12 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 20:20
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I really wanted to like CEPro. Julie used to be on this site pretty often which helped me like the magazine. But CEPro keeps getting worse and worse.
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Post 13 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 21:47
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You can read the emails from the manufacturers and reps, or you can thumb through CEPro to see what's new.

It is what it is. I find many items interesting, because I can't read all my emails.

Don't expect any unbiased reviews. They don't exist, in CEPro or elsewhere.

If someone wants to submit reviews to RC, I'm sure Daniel would love it. As long as the product manufacturer doesn't support RC. Maybe that would be a good revenue stream for Daniel. He'll keep unbiased reviews posted until the manufacturers pay him money to remove it. ;)
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Post 14 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 22:00
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On April 8, 2012 at 21:47, Neurorad said...
Don't expect any unbiased reviews. They don't exist, in CEPro or elsewhere.

I don't buy into the statement above. I know of a number of blogs dedicated to other areas of interest I have, that review items the reviewer has purchased, or has been sent for review. It seems like the more popular bloggers are more popular, because they tell the truth. If they don't like the product, they say what they don't like about it. As soon as someone tries to blow smoke, and wants to sugarcoat things, people figure it out, and the blogger quits getting people to watch.

The smart companies have learned that by listening to the bloggers that are popular, if they fix the issues that come up, they get a lot of good faith. I've heard many people online state how they bought a specific product, as the company is behind making that product what it promises.
Post 15 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 23:30
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On April 8, 2012 at 22:00, bcf1963 said...
I don't buy into the statement above. I know of a number of blogs dedicated to other areas of interest I have, that review items the reviewer has purchased, or has been sent for review. It seems like the more popular bloggers are more popular, because they tell the truth. If they don't like the product, they say what they don't like about it. As soon as someone tries to blow smoke, and wants to sugarcoat things, people figure it out, and the blogger quits getting people to watch.

The smart companies have learned that by listening to the bloggers that are popular, if they fix the issues that come up, they get a lot of good faith. I've heard many people online state how they bought a specific product, as the company is behind making that product what it promises.

Reading through Malcom Gladwell's books I discovered that acedemics have discovered an unusual and cirtical consumer they named the "maven," Yiddish for expert. Manufactuers have discovered that finding and courting this consumer can be crucial to their product's success. Mavens, writes Gladwell, become trusted by larger numbers of consumers--call them friends and extended aqaintences--and do this not out of an expectation for financial remuneration but because they like to help people. Ever notice that some products have on their labels phone numbers you can call with any comments or suggestions? Gladwell says this is how manufacturers discover "mavens" and once they know of them they court them. They know their product's success can depend on pleasing these indviduals.

We all have biases. When they are obvious we state them up front. One of the causualties of truth in the Republican war on the Press is that one can not do his job honestly and report what he sees or is told honestly if one has personal prejudcies. We all know this to be false. We criticise products we think are supurb. We recommend solutions we do not sell. We suggest solutions that are right for the client but do not make us money. If we are able to make honest judgements why would we think this trait particular to CIs and only CIs?

In our industry this has often not been the case. Editorial has often had to cater to the business end publishing. How many bad reviews can you name in publications. A bad product review means the loss of advertising. Trade publications are essentially PR arms of manufacturers. We all know this. Does this mean every article on HDMI or networking is tainted because the writer often has products for sale?

We have all met or known of people who discovered Jesus, exercise, Yaga,or some other "cure" and wish to share it with everyone they know. Do they do this from bias or from an honest wish to share the wisdom they've discovered? Yes, we all have biases. That does not mean we do not offer honest opinions based upon what we epically observe.
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